New Transcription: Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, 1769 – 1779

We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Nine Partners Monthly Meeting (Men), 1769 – 1779.

Thank you to Swarthmore College Archives for providing images of the minute book, first scanned in 1950, and to Carman Foster and Randy Saylor, who transcribed the minutes. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Transcription: Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, 1769 – 1779”

Preserving History: FHL Provides CFHA with Digital Images of the Earliest Nine Partners Monthly Meeting Books (1769 – 1851).

Friends Historical Library (FHL) at Swarthmore College, PA, hosts one of the most extensive archives of early American Quaker meeting minute books and other documents to be found anywhere in North America.

All books were photographed in 1950 by Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City and are of a very high quality. . . . (Click here to read more) “Preserving History: FHL Provides CFHA with Digital Images of the Earliest Nine Partners Monthly Meeting Books (1769 – 1851).”

Friends Historical Library Provides Minute Book Images

Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) is pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are now in place for staff at Friends Historical Library to provide CFHA with digital images of three late eighteenth-century minute books for transcription. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library Provides Minute Book Images”

New Transcription: Muncy Monthly Meeting, 1819 – 1834

We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Muncy Monthly Meeting, 1819–1834, as well as Certificates of Removal, 1797–1808.

You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/MuncyMM1819-34.pdf 

This new transcription is two books in one. The first forty-seven pages include removal certificates from 1797 to 1808 and record a number of removals from the Muncy Meeting in Pennsylvania to Pelham Meeting in the Niagara area and the Yonge St Meeting in the Newmarket area. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Transcription: Muncy Monthly Meeting, 1819 – 1834”

New Transcription: Toronto Monthly Meeting, 1893-1902 (B-2-47)

We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Toronto Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) book from 1893-1902.

You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/TorontoMMB-2-47.pdf

The Toronto Quaker Meeting continues to be an active meeting to this day. More about the history of the meeting can be found on the first page of the transcription. . . . (Click here to read more) “New Transcription: Toronto Monthly Meeting, 1893-1902 (B-2-47)”

Plaque of the Dunkerron Quaker cemetery.

Thoughts on thirty years of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting Minutes

This guest post is contributed by Doug Smith. Doug Smith volunteered on the transcription of the minute book of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting 1869-1899 (O-8-6) (PDF), as can be found in our Transcriptions page. Here are some of his reflections based on reading the minute book and his own knowledge of the area.  . . . (Click here to read more) “Thoughts on thirty years of Tecumseth Preparative Meeting Minutes”

Help transcribe ships’ logs from the Nantucket Historical Association

The Nantucket Historical Association is asking for volunteer help to transcribe handwritten documents. Their collection currently available for transcribing includes ships’ logs and particularly eleven logs written by women, likely captains’ wives.

The Nantucket area is of particular interest to Canadian Quaker enthusiasts as their whaling and fishing fleets had many connections with Barrington and Dartmouth, NS, which are home to some of the earliest Quaker settlers. . . . (Click here to read more) “Help transcribe ships’ logs from the Nantucket Historical Association”

New transcription: Pelham Monthly Meeting Women, 1828-1860 (O-5-1)

We’ve updated our transcriptions page with a new upload: Pelham Monthly Meeting’s Women’s book from 1828-1860.

You can also see the PDF here: https://cfha.info/PelhamO-5-1.pdf

Thanks as always to our wonderful volunteer transcribers!

Our team is always happy to accept new volunteers. . . . (Click here to read more) “New transcription: Pelham Monthly Meeting Women, 1828-1860 (O-5-1)”

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions

We are pleased to be advised that Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College will make images of men’s and women’s minute books from Muncy Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. Muncy Meeting (formerly Catawissa Monthly Meeting) was the source meeting of many Quaker migrants who relocated in Upper Canada at the beginning of the 19th century. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College supports CFHA transcriptions”